Hello and Happy New Year! My name is Mike Graham and I am the newly elected President of the Northern District of IAHPERD. I’m writing to you today to introduce myself and let you know about some of the great things we have planned for the upcoming year!
I currently teach #PhysEd in Geneva at Williamsburg Elementary School. I also serve on the IAHPERD social media committee and just completed my “president-elect” term for Northern District. I am a member of the Advisory Board for Gopher Sports and write monthly blog posts and host occasional webinars. I enjoy speaking and presenting at workshops/conferences and I look forward to making an impact on our profession in the upcoming year.
As president, I want to find out how we (as the ND Leadership Team) can best serve the 800+ members who teach within the Northern District boundaries. What can WE do to help each of you reach your professional goals this year? Professional development opportunities? Access to resources? Grant money? We exist to serve YOU and part of my role as president is to help guide our efforts in such a way that they meet your needs...period.
That being said, I’d like to point you toward our newly updated website: www.ndiahperd.weebly.com where you can find out more about the Northern District and our vision to provide quality professional development experiences along with grant opportunities to support your teaching. Be sure to check out our Spring Workshop at Judson University on February 17th - $15 if you pre-register by January 24! We have a great lineup of presenters sharing both activity and technology sessions which you won’t want to miss!
PD ROADSHOW - Finally, we want to bring more professional development opportunities to YOU! We realize not everyone can attend the spring workshop at Judson, so we’d like to get your feedback on other locations within our Northern District boundaries that we could take our “show on the road”. Take two minutes to fill out this quick 4-question Google form and you can help shape the direction we take as we continue to look for ways to best serve our members!
I hope your 2018 gets off to a great start and I look forward to serving as your president this year.
ND IAHPERD President